Town Hall on High Costs of Prescription Drugs



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Highlight Clips

Senator Anderson answered a question about if doctors and pharmacists get kickbacks when someone orders a prescription at the drugstore.
Senator Anderson and Josh Askvig answered a question about how to get the price of prescriptions lower.
Senator Anderson and James McSpadden answered a question about preferred pharmacies.


AARP North Dakota hosted this Access Live event to discuss the high cost of prescription drugs and the efforts to reduce them. This event featured State Senator Howard Anderson of North Dakota’s 8th District; James McSpadden, Senior Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute; and Josh Askvig, AARP North Dakota State Director. Senator Anderson explained the details of drug cost transparency laws recently passed in the June 2021 legislative session. Participants asked questions concerning kickbacks, legislative support for lower pharmacy costs, price controls, preferred pharmacies, and providers.